cool, refreshing mint tea

it’s still very warm here in so cal.  too warm to start the fall garden. and this cool, mint tea is my companion as i sit for hours at the computer today.  the mint is going strong in the garden and we’ve placed a bit in jars around the house to keep the flies away. […]

spring garden party

the party went off without a hitch.  we’re blessed with amazing friends who lend their time and help!  in between setting up, politely bossing my friends around, and trying to be a gracious hostess, i tried to snap a few pix…. the weather cooperated….it rains one day a year in california.  and thankfully, the first […]

mason jar candle lantern prep

my good friend Lucy helped me pick up 4 cases of small Kerr mason jars, and 4 cases of large jars at Smart and Final. she then peeled apart one of the wide-weave burlap coffee sacks i had in the garage and took apart the threads.  we used the longer twines. the leftover shorter twine […]

honey, can you whip up a party for 40?

i love my husband.  i do.  i really do. and he must really love and believe in me…so much so that he’s confident that i can throw together a party for 40 people in under two weeks….well actually, one week, as we’re out of town for nearly a week. oh, and did i mention i’m […]

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